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Damn, Spam!

Indian telecom regulations on spam may have missed their mark. The latest Telecom Commercial Communications Customer Preference Regulations, issued by the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI Regulations) cap the total number of text messages that can be sent per day. This comes as a source of woe not only to the

Tattoos: Can We Copyright That Too?

The tattoo depicted in the movie ‘Hangover 2’ is remarkably similar, if not identical to the one Mike Tyson has in real life. has. But one would hardly expect the tattoo artist to approach the Federal District Court and demand the movie’s screening be stopped on grounds of copyright

Music Licenses in the Cloud

As we move everything to the cloud, licensing issues around internet-based services have come to the forefront. In this context, it may be worthwhile to examine a few of them in relation to a few cloud based multimedia services currently being offered to consumers. Cloud based music

Is Caching Copyright Infringement?

Update: The Copyright Amendment Act, 2012 (PDF), which is now in force, has introduced Section 52(1)(b) and (c). These two sections provide exemptions to intermediaries for the storage of transient copies of information. Clause (b) protects Internet Service Providers, while clause (c) protects ‘information intermediaries’ such

Copyright Infringement ≠ Theft

What does it mean to illegally download a movie from the Pirate Bay or the latest Bollywood album from Songs.pk? Are you stealing from the artists and record companies? Are you committing ‘theft’? The nature of piracy is part of a rousing debate in copyright law circles. It assumes